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I attended a high-pressure college, and a combination of physical illness and depression nearly compelled me to drop out in my senior year.
I met my husband, Matthew, the old-fashioned way – at the office.
At 26, Csanad Szedgedi was the poster boy of Hungary’s burgeoning far-right nationalist party.
I was born in Germany and didn’t grow up Jewish, but neither do I look particularly Teutonic or fall into any of the categories that might (wrongly) be labeled as “not-Jewish.” I don’t look “typica
Although you might think that Lisa, my Jewish-by-birth partner, asked me to take a URJ the Introduction to Judaism course with her to
One of the defining questions of Jewish peoplehood in our time is: “Who is a Jew?” Recently, members of the Israeli government have been introducing legislation that would rollback many of the basi
I recently came across a box of old photos and mementos and found that at the bottom was a microcassette labeled “1998 Gomez.” Fumbling around for the cassette recorder, I wiped tears away.
Parashat Vayeira is rich in gleanings about hospitality, kindness, righteousness, jealously, reconciliation, and, pa
When I was 10 years old, my family met Congressman John Lewis, a giant for social justice; it’s the only time I remember seeing my dad tear up.
Jewish life and culture have become more present in Germany over the past decade or so, but when I was born in Mainz, in the 1970s, there was no giant hanukkiyah in front of the Brandenbur
Learn why Tishah B'Av stands as a day to reflect on the suffering that occurs in our world.
Here are home rituals to observe Shabbat: candle lighting, and blessings over wine and challah.
Dubbed “the Torah pass” by the founding rabbi of our congregation, our rabbi has continued this emotional ritual.
Find out what was hidden under the chocolates Uncle George had packed in the summer of 1937.
The Jewish Sabbath is a time set apart to focus on what really matters: gratitude for our lives and our communities, and for the growth of the spirit.
At sundown on Friday, the Shabbat candles are lit before the blessing is recited. Here are the words and a recording to hear them sung!
These are the words that Moses addressed to all Israel on the other side of the Jordan. - Deuteronomy 1:1
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Learn why the newest FBI annual Hate Crime Statistics Report is especially frightening,
Learn why one congregation has joined 170 others to help refugee families resettle in their area.
One of the defining questions of Jewish peoplehood in our time is: “Who is a Jew?”
How do we respond to the distorted media coverage of Israel?
The artwork on this note card was created by 5768 WRJ Art Calendar artist Césan d’Ornellas Levine.
April showers bring May flowers; prepare with a WRJ umbrella—now on sale!